Health dept. fines kid trying to raise moneyAugust 10, 2012 @ 3:59 pm (Updated: 6:38 pm - 8/10/12 )
Justin Peterson, a 12-year-old boy from Chewelah, was fined $170 for selling hamburgers to raise money for WWII veterans.
According to Dave Windom, the Administrator for Tri-County Health District, Justin was in violation, and workers in field don't have the authority to "use their best judgement" and forgive a fine and violations.
So Justin was cited for the permit fee of $45, another $25 for a late fee, and a $100 fine which for operating without a permit.
"It's not about Justin or Justin's cause which is a great cause, I'm a veteran myself - actually I'm a retired veteran," Windom told Dori Monson. "It's not about his cause, it's about food safety."
The Health District won't be forgiving Justin's fine, but board members have agreed to pay them off using their own money.
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